Oregon: Portland cops saved life of DUI driver Robert Harvey who stripped and attempted to jump off Morrison Bridge

DUI driver Robert Harvey prevented from jumping from bridge by Portland Cop

According to Portland Police, on Sunday January 4, 2015, at 12:42 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run crash at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Oak Street.

As officers were responding, they learned that the suspect vehicle crashed at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Washington Street, after hitting multiple vehicles and a pedestrian. Witnesses reported to police that the suspect ran from the vehicle after removing most of his clothing.

Officers spotted the suspect running eastbound onto the Morrison Bridge. As officers approached the suspect, he climbed over the bridge railing at mid-span, threatening to jump.

Officers grabbed the suspect and held him as he dangled over the river until additional officers arrived and they were able to safely pull him over the rail and take the suspect into custody.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and determined the suspect did not have any serious injuries. None of the victims suffered any serious injuries as a result of this incident.

The suspect, 24-year-old Robert Charles Harvey, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), six (6) counts of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, five (5) counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, and Assault in the Fourth Degree. Harvey will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

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